Louis Guénot


The bass-baritone Louis Guénot was born in 1891 and was a leading light of the Opéra-Comique from 1922 until after the Second World War, equally adept in leading roles such as Escamillo, or Zurga in The Pearl Fishers and in character roles – he even sang Osmin in Die Entführung. He took part in Élie Cohen’s recordings of Carmen and Werther and also made some solo discs. He died in 1968.